Category: Latest Golf News

Feb 21

When A Champion Wears Out

Is There a Way Back for a Rehabilitated Champion? As millions of other people have over the last two weeks, I was glued to the television this evening, in special anticipation of the Combined Downhill women’s skiing event. Yes, Lindsey Vonn was at the top, needing only a stable slalom run to grab her final …

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Feb 18

History and Change for Golfers Named Ko

Jin Young Ko Wins Women’s Australian While Lydia Still Searching For people of my age group, it is often necessary to remind ourselves that the touring golfers we observe, great as they may be, are not yet at the height of their powers. That only underscores how great they really are. Typically, we expect a …

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Feb 11

Goats for Caddies – Uh-Oh!

Leave It to Oregon to Train Goats as a Golfer’s Best Friend The Silvies Ranch in Eastern Oregon has been around for over a century, and has done quite well for a location unknown to even most Oregonians. The ranch serves Grant County. Eastern Oregon is largely devoid of people, forests, and other Oregon symbols, …

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Jan 23

Climate Change Shows Golf No Respect

Climate Change is Endangering Golf Courses, both Pedigreed and Munis My opinions on the reality of climate change are immaterial to the discussion, because I don’t know the details of the science. However, we don’t need to be rocket scientists to know that something is happening, and that we are in the way. Whatever sort …

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Jan 21

Kang Relates Assault Story

Did Danielle Kang’s New Champion Status Increase Danger? Danielle Kang entered the LPGA in 2011, playing her first tournament in Arkansas. She didn’t win until 2017, but when she did, it was a major, the KPMG U.S. Women’s PGA Championship. It made sense that victories would eventually come. After all, Kang had won the U.S. …

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Jan 14

Yips – Bare Feet and Five-Irons

Yips Discussion Emerges Again with Interesting Solutions I don’t believe that I’ve ever experienced the yips.  On the other hand, I am often simply a poor putter. It is a reflex for me, and for many of us, to connect the yips with that part of the game, and I have a relatively ignorant explanation …

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Jan 10

Lyme Disease and the Walker Family

Lyme Disease and the Walker Family

Lyme Disease, Non-transmittable, Hits Golf Family Twice Jimmy Walker, well-known PGA pro, was really on his way in 2014, jumping into the gallery’s consciousness by winning three of the first eight events of the season. That amounts to winning almost half of everything held within a two-month period. The 38-year old Walker is an Oklahoman, …

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Jan 02

In Gee-Chun Carries the Torch

In Gee-Chun Carries the Torch

LPGA star In Gee-Chun Runs Her Link of the Olympic Torch Route The winter Olympics are almost here. I have a special love for the winter games, particularly when I am sitting on a comfortable sofa with a cup of hot chocolate watching the competitors ski, skate, and luge their brains out. I’ve always had …

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Dec 31

Don Byers Going to College

Don Byers Going to College

61-Year Old Byers Joining the Golf Team I was once offered a TA position in another field when I was in my early 60s,  after my college and grad school days were long gone. I enjoyed the moment, and was grateful for the sentiment, but otherwise,  was only somewhat amused. Boy, was that a big …

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Dec 27

John Daley Jr. – There’s Another One!

John Daley Jr. - There's Another One!

John Daley Jr. Same Charisma As John Daley Sr. It is typical in close father and son relationships for the children of public performers to watch and imitate the men they admire. The profession doesn’t really make much of a difference. Unless otherwise taught through outward behavior, a son’s natural tendency is to grow up …

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